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LRB Winter Lectures 2012

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Neal Ascherson will give the first of the LRB Winter Lectures at the British Museum on Friday 2 March, on ‘Europe’:

Europe is a monster (monstro simile, as they said of the Holy Roman Empire) and a mutant, a creature in its substance unlike the kingdoms and empires and states which preceded it. It’s a sponge, indeterminate in outline, soft in texture, absorbing incomers and diffusing wealth and culture. How can it survive?

You can book tickets here.

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  1. mkdelucas says:

    “It’s a sponge, indeterminate in outline, soft in texture, absorbing incomers and diffusing wealth and culture.”

    Sounds rather like every other kingdom and empire and state that preceded it.

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